A Happy Martian Opposition to you all!
Yesterday, March 3rd, Mars reached the closest point to the Sun in its orbit.
This was not however the closest Mars will be to Earth this year. Due to the positions of Earth and Mars in their orbits, tomorrow, March 5th will be the closest the two planets get to one another during this Martian year (each Martian year is about 1.88 Earth years).
Go out Tuesday night and take a look at Mars!
Since Earth is currently directly between Mars and the Sun, Mars will be high in the southern sky at Midnight.